Soviet Olim Won't Take Nyet for an Answer
War Fortified Indifference
of Some Jews Toward Israel
i one and that there was an
abscence of campus activism
and ethnic consciousness on
By M. ZASLOW
shelter to another working, working as a mechanical en-
the current campus scene."
JERUSALEM — When the fixing, making sure every- gineer here after having re-
Yom Kippur War broke out, thing was in order. At 3 a.m. cently finished his five-month
NEW YORK (JTA)—There of social work at Hebrew
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
many newly arrived immi- the next morning when he ulpan language program, he is a large number of University, reported his find-
February 8, 1974
felt his skills were needed American Jews, particularly ings on the basis of a sur-
grants to this country had no
idea of what to do or where home, be realized that he had elsewhere when the war among youth and intellec- vey he had conducted on the
to go. This was not the case not eaten. His first fast in started.
tuals, who are indifferent to reactions of the American
At the grocery store in the Israel following the Yom Kip- Jewish community to the
with Moshe Kolton, Morde- his new homeland had lasted
Mevaseret Zion Absorption pur War, it was reported to Yom Kippur War.
chai Tasser and Abba Peva- almost 36 hours.
The professionals who were Center, all the workers ex- the Academic Forum of the
vron, immigrants from the
Attributing the rise in
Soviet_Union living at an ab- left to run the absorption cent the manager and cash- Zionist Council of Arts, the those who identified. with Is- GLATT
sorption center on the out- center realized the valuable ier had been called to the academic arm of the Amer- rael, "to the increased per-
skills Tasser had to offer and army. There were many ican Zionist Federation.
skirts of this city.
sonal contact which many
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The panelists at the meet- young American Jews have
KOlton, 45, was aware that didn't want him to leave. The functions that had to be per-
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Pevavron took a leave of are totally committed to Is- Israel, promoting Israel as a
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and then to go on to the Go- of the war, Tasser was seen
going through the absorption absence from his position and rael and those who are total- specifically Jewish cause and
center, his tool box in hand, went to work in the grocery. ly indifferent — have both preparing young people for
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Outside Tel Aviv on the knocking on doors, putting store, weighing packages, been
strengthened as a re-
road north, he met up with blackout shutters in working sorting goods and unloading suit of the Yom Kippur War. political activity and encour-
Entire oceanfront block
a convoy of soldiers who order, fixing a gas range, a milk and bread and serving Dr. Arnulf M. Pins, execu- aging the committed to go on
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gave him a lift, shared their refrigerator, doing electrical with a comforting smile and tive direcior of the Memorial
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Dr. Pins said the rising
convinced him to return to cessary. mer Eastern European wom- , ture and visiting professor ambivalence and negativism
Jerusalem, assuring him that
of those intellectuals who
One of his repair efforts en who were frightened by
he had to learn more Hebrew took him to the grocery store the war news.
were hostile to Israel was
before trying to enlist in the in the absorption center ' Having also come from Meir Kahane Denied due to "the fact that the Yom
Kippur War was not as clear-
Kolton, who comes from working on a burned-out re- communicate with most of
cut an issue as was the last
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A •
Suchum, a small city - on the frigerator motor until it was his patrons in Yiddish, Rus-
magistrate's court refused to
Black Sea coast, is a food finally in operation. sian or Hebrew.
Miami Beach's Number One
order police to return Rabbi
engineer who has been in Is-
The , store management,
rael since J u n e. Assum- part of a large national food ple told him they were sorry Meir Kahane's passport.
ing that his specialty could chain, owned by Histadrut, to see him go back to his
Judge Yosef Weiss noted
be useful to the war effort,
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The next morning, Kolton sent home after the cease
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busy testing flour, lugging
name of the late Kurt Fle- arms out of Israel.
bags and in some cases even on Shabat to End?
ischman, a childhood friend
NEW YORK (JTA) — As- in Fuerth, Bavaria. The
sweeping the floors.
Tasser, meanwhile, is an semblyman Leonard Silver- grove will be planted in the
electrical engineer from Ri- ' man, Manhattan Democrat, Taoz forest.
ga, Latvia, who didn't like said he introduced in the
Many of the former mem-
what he saw wgen he went state legislature a bill to ex- bers of the Fuerth commun-
into the bomb shelters at the elude Saturdays as registra- ity, now scattered through-
Mevaseret Zion Absorption tion days throughout the out the world, contributed
Center. Not all the lights state. The existing election towards this project. Kissin-
were working, nor the toilets. 1 a w specifically excludes ger's contribution was sent
In some of the eight bomb Sundays as registration days to the JNF through the or-
shelters at the center there but also specifically includes ganizing committee of the
were fans and in others there Saturdays for voter registra- former Fuerth community in
During the 1971 session,
Tasser said this Yom Kip-
Fleischman succeeded in'
pur was the first since he Silverman introduced a bill, reaching England after Hitler
was a young - man that he had which became law, which ex- came to power in Germany.
fasted—an impossibility in cluded Saturdays and Sun- He changed his name to Ken-
the Soviet Union for most days as election days through neth Frazer, enlisted in the
people, since it was a reg- out the state.
British army, was seriously
ular work day.
Silverman said his new bill wounded in the battle of Arn-
After realizing that his embodied the principle that heim, taken prisoner by the
skills were needed in his own the same equality should ap- Germans, and returned to
backyard, Tasser got his tool ply to registration days as Britain after the war.
box and went from one bomb now applies to election days.
Because of his serious in-
juries he was never able to
realize his life-long ambition
of immigrating to Israel. He
died in 1972 at the age of 53.
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Montreal Schools Get
1974 Shazar Award
United Talmud Torahs of
Montreal has won the 1974
Shazar Award created in
1969 by the World Zionist
Organization to recognize out-
standing achievements by
Jewish educators and schools
outside of Israel, according
to the Canadian Zionist Fed-
eration's education depart-
ment, which recommended
the schools for the award.
Special certificates of merit
have been awarded to the
Associated Hebrew Schools
of Toronto and the Joseph
Wolinsky Hebrew School in
Winnipeg. The award honors
former President Zalman
Shazar. The presentation will
take place Tuesday at the
President's residence in Jeru-
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